Rabbi Dr. Rachel S. Mikva: A Pandemic of Polarization

In her Drash on parashat Bereishit, Rabbi Mikva addresses the question of why God did not want human beings to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The challenge of eating from the tree of knowledge incorporates the potential benefit of gaining the understanding to make moral choices. She writes about letting go of the scorn she harbors for those who have different political viewpoints as she comes out of the Sukkot festival.

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